Recent posts from: Matagalpa1 – 6/05/2017


Day 5: Working Like a Local


Hola Parentals,             Today was Working Like a Local day, and we got to help a local farm with their daily duties. We woke up at 4:30am and made our way to La Canavalia, which was about an hour drive from our hostel. Most of the bus was asleep as we made our way...

Day 4-Education


Day 4 started bright and early at 5:30 with our usual serving of gallo pinto and eggs. First stop of the day was to either San Luis, the private school in Matagalpa, or Institute Nacional Eliseo Picado, the public school in Matagalpa. At these two high schools,...

Day 3


Day 3, what a day! A field trip day with tons of fun planned for the day. The excitement began at breakfast time as pancakes were served and we could not be any more happier with this bit taste of home 🙂 Quickly after breakfast we began our fieldtrip as we headed to...

Day 2 Update!


Day 2 has been hot, beautiful, and filled with lots of bonding for the M1A Matagalpa crew! We woke up, got our first taste of gallo pinto (mixed rice & beans, a Nicaraguan staple) at breakfast, learned a bit about the indigenous people of Matagalpa from an...

We made it!


The beautiful view of the chapel in the middle of Matagalpa from Hotel Del Castillo where we are staying!   Hello everyone! We are just unwinding now at the end of a long first day of travel to Matagalpa. Everything went great with our flights, luggage, &...
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